Easter is the most central celebration in our Christian calendar. Through class activities, prayer and a whole school liturgy today, the students have discussed and reflected on the Easter story of forgiveness and hope.
Over the Easter weekend, I hope that you have some time to extend this reflection in your own families. Pope Francis’ beautiful example of the washing of the feet prior to Easter last year provides us with a wonderful illustration of what Christ’s message of service means, and it may be timely to consider this in our own lives.
This year Pope Francis has chosen the beautitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” to mark World Youth Day and the beginning of the Easter Week, reminding us that a return to basics is the first teaching of Jesus in living a life close to God.
Best wishes to all our families for a blessed and holy Easter break.